question regarding X-ray'd stock ):
Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:05 AM
I have recently sent some film tests (Fuji Eterna 250D, 35mm) to a lab abroad and the people in DHL just told me that the film might have gone through X-ray inspection despite my requests.
Because I have heard very ambiguous opinions regarding the impact of X-ray on undeveloped film that is under 500ASA, I just wanted to get your opinion about this.
Do you think there is absolutely no use developing and testing this X-ray'd stock, or is it possible the film was not affected?
Its simply that I have no first hand experience with this matter.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:26 AM
If you are happy to pay for the processing I would take the chance and have it developed. At the worst you will see what the effect of the x-rays are, at the best you I'll have your test.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:06 AM
The lab technician also told me the same, that there is usually no damage, but unfortunately he just now emailed me that the material suffers from horizontal type X-ray damage.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:53 AM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:19 PM
It doesn't help you today, but I wonder if you have a claim against DHL for not following your instructions.
I am checking that out right now,
they seem mighty capable of evading the responsibility though.
Any recommendations for carriers that can assure no X-raying ?